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Equality Challenge Unit Use of language: race and ethnicity - Equality Challenge Unit
ECU approaches race equality from the assumption that 'race' is a social construct. It has been found that genetic differences within ethnic groups are actually greater than the genetic differences between different ethnic groups. Therefore there is no biological basis for defining differences by race.

‘ 'Race' is a social construct. Its changing manifestations reflect ideological attempts to legitimate domination in different social and historical contexts. Racism is therefore not about objective measurable physical and social characteristics, but about relationships of domination and subordination.’
race  ethnicity  language 
6 weeks ago by petej
Patrick Cockburn · Why join Islamic State? · LRB 2 July 2015
"'We all fight as a reaction to the tyranny and injustice we had known before. Islamic State is the best option for oppressed people in the Middle East.'"
ISIS  IslamicState  Syria  Iraq  war  Kurds  ethnicity  Sunni  military  tactics  MiddleEast  politics  dctagged  dc:creator=CockburnPatrick  LRB 
june 2015 by petej

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